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environment saying it's challenging and reported a drop in its first half net profit. it was really dragged down by some sluggish sales numbers. it's got a cost of one billion pounds. the company trying to fix its domestic operations, investing in stores, people and products. the online department has been a huge push. the contrast has been -- you can see the varying performances of these two stocks in the trading session today. its numberns coming in fairly well. this is the third biggest supermarket chain here in the uk. take a look at the spike in the airline. it's certainly making some strong inroads out there. raised its profit guidance. it's also reported a boost in strong demand from some of the european beach roots from london, so it's been using the flights to fly into some of those little nations. it seems as though the pursestrings for holiday travelers has certainly being loosened a little bit. let's take a look at what's playing out on debt markets today across the charts. you see prices are moving high. we're still seeing below the 1.5% level. the constant question mark surrou
of the deloitte cfo service. they were asked what their views are on the current operating environment. joining us with more, chief economist at deloitte. good to see you. i suppose we had a record second quarter of declines. >> confidence went through the floor back in june on the result of what's going on in the euro area. you've seen a bit of a bounce. risk appetite up is bit so i think cfos are looking at the same things the equity markets are looking at, qe-3 in the states, ecb bond buying. but the interesting thing is the underlying stock support is getting rather more defensive, they're more focused on cash. if respect. >> so what can he can to in terms of laying confidence?f re >> so what can he can to in terms of laying confidence?espe >> so what can he can to in terms of laying confidence?ct. >> so what can he can to in terms of laying confidence?. >> so what can he can to in terms of laying confidence? >> so what can he can to in terms of laying confidence? >> a lot of concerns relate to things outside the uk, in particular the weakness of the euro area, uncertainty. so there are things
and retail business are rising. and also in some lines of the industrial business. so the overall environment for the insurance industry is very good. your free float is about 20%. will you stop here for a while or will you raise money in the future? >> we'll raise money in the future, however, not for the next 24 months. we are sufficiently capitalized now after this ipo on for the next 24 months, but there will be further capital increases in the future. this is just our first step in to becoming a listed insurance company. >> all right. and just give us your view where we stand at the moment with the world economy. because it's interesting where you're looking at your operations. eurozone still in the grips of recession or low growth, weaker growth in asia. just give us your sense of how you view the world and how it transfers back into your business. >> i'm 100% sure that the euro will survive. the euro is instrumental for the future of europe. the emerging market particularly in brazil and mexico are very interesting growing markets for the future. and also the middle and eastern europea
between from a kitraditi conservatives and ahmadinejad, who is to blame for the current environment. so that's the part where we'll have much more debate. and the real intention or the real intent of the sanctions is to change iran's position on the nuclear program. that's likely to be less effective. iran needs face saving mechanisms. a deal which guarantees that domestically iran looks weak. so going into negotiations with the west -- >> is there such a solution where they can come to an agreement that satisfies both his demands for that and the west demands for no nuclear proliferation? >> it's a delicate matter. it's framing the agreement as if it's a win/win situation, but such conditions would directly not allow iran to develop a nuclear weapon. negotiations will be hard. >> good to see you. thanks very much. henry, thanks for joining us, as well. >>> still to come, the controversial fracking technique used in the natural gas sector is rapidly gaining progress. we'll find out why. >>> these are the headlines. september employment report in the u.s. is on the minds of investors and
for the next move higher? is it india specific, global growth? >> both. i think the environment for policy makers in india has become much more forgiving. i think better bernanke will try to ease their concerns about quantitative easing and inflation, but it will make investors much more interested. there's also been --quantitativ inflation, but it will make investors much more interested. there's also been --to ease the quantitative easing and inflation, but it will make investors much more interested. there's also been --ease their quantitative easing and inflation, but it will make investors much more interested. there's also been -- what surprised them was how little money moved out. we saw very little selling in stocks by foreigners. that money has all come back in now. a the lot of sovereign wealth money that comes in and i think people are buying the long term growth story of a country that is very young and still growing. so if policies stick from here on out, i think that the economy will do a lot better. but investors will be looking to see that, they'll want to see some traction
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